Welcome New Board Members

We’re pleased to announce Ryan Anderson, Mayra Flores and Debra Vanderwerf have joined the nonprofit’s board of directors.

Ryan is chief financial officer at OH Partners, an independent, national creative communications agency based in Phoenix. He has over 18 years of experience and strategic leadership in accounting, finance, treasury, analytics, legal, governance and risk management. He has built high performance teams, transformed operations, solved complex problems and achieved uncommon financial results.

Mayra comes to the Free Arts board with a great deal of nonprofit and foundation experience. She’s currently program manager at The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, where she works directly with the foundation’s executive director and its many nonprofit partners. Prior to that, Mayra was at Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. and the Association for Supportive Child Care in Tempe. 

Debra is an arts and human service administrative leader and community builder. She recently moved to Phoenix from Massachusetts where she worked for several nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was interim chief administrative officer for River’s Edge Arts Alliance, where she oversaw day to day operations of its community arts program.

“All three bring different strengths and assets to our board,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. “We look forward to utilizing their knowledge and expertise as we continue to look for ways to expand our programming and services to children who have experienced trauma in Arizona.”